THINGS NOT DISCLOSED IN THE QURAN ARE OUTSIDE THE SPHERE OF RELIGION 89 – We have cited for the people in this Quran all kinds of examples, but most people insist upon disbelieving. 17 The Children of Israel, 89
65 – See how we explain the signs by various symbols that they may understand. 6 The Cattle, 65
52 – We have given them a Book that is fully detailed with knowledge, guidance and mercy for people who believe. 7 Purgatory, 52
1 – This is a Book with verses basic on fundamental of established meaning. Further explained in detail, from One Who is wise and well acquainted. 11 Hud, 1
We observe from the above quotations that the Quran’s statements are clear, explicit and detailed. Statements like ‘The Quran refers to other books; the details should be learned from other sources’ contradict the contents of the Quran. A declaration like ‘We don’t understand the Quran’ conflicts with the message of the Quran. Those who follow closely the injunctions and recommendations of the Quran shall understand it. A close examination of the verses will reveal that all necessary details are contained in it. For instance, a person in dire need, who cannot find food, may eat the flesh of a dead animal, or drink its blood, pork or the flesh of beasts slaughtered in the name of deities other than God. The things that a person should do when he is obliged to have his hair trimmed for reasons of health on his way to pilgrimage are prescribed in the Quran. The Quran also contains the nocturnal prayer prescribed only for the Prophet. The Quran also states that Abu Lahab would refuse to be converted, and the Romans who had lost a battle would, in the near future, gain a victory; events observable during the lifetime of the Prophet. These and many other such examples are evidences of the Quran’s references to details. The number of people in dire need obliged to eat food normally prohibited in the Quran, should certainly not be so considerable. A person who must trim his hair for health reasons on his way to pilgrimage must surely be an exception. Such rare instances are contained in the Quran, as we may observe. Marrying one’s mother or maternal aunt, as everybody knows, is an abomination, yet even such a detail is contained in the Quran. The Quran that mentions even the Sabbath prohibitions for the Jews would have certainly stated other bans had there been any. The Quran that prescribed measures for the man obliged to trim his hair on his way to pilgrimage would have certainly described the way a woman should veil herself had there been any such prescription. Had there been a ban on the consumption of mussels and shrimp, it would have been so stated. Considering that the night prayer was foreseen for the Prophet only, all other prayers ordained would have certainly been mentioned, had there been any to be performed.
How can one claim that the Book God sent does not include everything as far as religion is concerned. And yet, the number of those who think otherwise is considerable. Can one conceive God’s advising referring to any source other than His own Word? Can one imagine that what God has sent has holes that need to be filled up? Had there been such a need, God would have increased the number of volumes of His Book as it would have been declared not self-sufficient. Can one imagine that God has revealed only a part of Islam and left the second part to be discovered by interpreters? God’s vocabulary is surely rich enough for that. In brief, He has no need for commentaries and interpretations of sects.
27 – If all the trees on earth were pens and the ocean, with seven oceans behind it to add to its supply, yet would not the words of God be exhausted. He is Mighty, Wise. 31 Loqmaan, 27